WILLOW covers YUNGBLUD’s The Funeral in the Live Lounge

Watch WILLOW’s stripped-back performance of YUNGBLUD’s The Funeral.

WILLOW covers YUNGBLUD’s The Funeral in the Live Lounge
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WILLOW has covered her friend YUNGBLUD's track The Funeral in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

Originally a riotous pop-punk smash, the 21-year-old singer stripped the track back to a more vulnerable, acoustic affair.

Speaking about her decision to cover The Funeral, WILLOW said, “I just love the lyrics; I love just the vibe that he’s giving on this song.”

She added, “It feels very like Billy Idol to me. I just love the vibe that [YUNGBLUD] has. And I learned it on acoustic guitar a few months ago and was just like, ‘I really love that song, so why not do that’.”

Check out the performance below.

WILLOW's new album <COPINGMECHANISM> is due for release next month. Speaking recently to Kerrang!, the singer says she is evolving her sound even further, and doesn't want to be pigeonholed as pop-punk.

“I didn’t want to be boxed in by this idea of pop-punk,” she said, in our exclusive cover story. “I grew up listening to so many different kinds of rock, and I feel like because pop-punk was the focus, it was almost like people forgot that other kinds of rock existed. People called lately i feel EVERYTHING a pop-punk album, but it’s not! I’m listening to, like, LIPSTICK, which is very anthemic and it almost gives Evanescence – it gives this anthemic, big thing… it doesn’t scream ‘pop-punk’ to me. I think the only songs that were more pop-punk were Gaslight and G R O W. Even t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l has its own world; the bridge has this weird psychedelic rock feel.

“Moving from that to this new album, I just embraced the fact that I’ve listened to so many different kinds of rock in my life, and I want to explore those sounds – and not just think about ‘pop-punk’.”

READ THIS: WILLOW’s pop-punk revolution: “I’m in love with the weirdos and the people who don’t conform to conventional societal norms”

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